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Jamaica Bay film funds sought

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Posted: Thursday, December 27, 2012 10:30 am

Life on Jamaica Bay will never be the same after Hurricane Sandy, according to Queens environmental activist Dan Hendrick — and neither will the film he is producing, “Jamaica Bay Lives!”

Hendrick, a former Queens Chronicle editor-in-chief, last week put out a call for the last $933 he needs this year to make the movie, saying that what had been an important regional story has become much more.

“Hurricane Sandy is a wake-up call for our nation about the importance of preparing for a changing climate,” he said. “Many people are now homeless or struggling to find ways to pay for repairs. The Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge has been permanently altered. The subway line that connects Jamaica Bay to the rest of New York City was seriously damaged and won’t open for months. The very future of the bay and those who call it home is a giant question mark.

“Please help us document these pivotal moments and draw attention to the importance of saving Jamaica Bay.”

Contributions may be made online at ioby.org/project/jamaica-bay-lives. For more information, send an email to Hendrick at jamaicabaylives@gmail.com

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